Picked up a tub of CeraVe Healing Ointment!

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CeraVe Healing Ointment

I picked up a tub of CeraVe Healing Ointment! I have a tube of Aquaphor, but it wasn’t working too well for me. It made my skin really itchy, didn’t glide on my skin easily, and didn’t help moisturize my skin that much either. Yeah, I know it’s an occlusive, but I needed something that my skin could tolerate much better. I’ve always wanted to try CeraVe Healing Ointment. I also have the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, but there’s no way I can use that cream on my face. It contains ingredients that clogs pores. On my skin, it does. It could work for someone else. Everyone’s skin responds differently to products. So this ointment contains petrolatum as the main ingredient (46.5%). An effective occlusive that helps to seal in moisture into the skin. It also contains dimethicone, ceramides, cholesterol, vitamin e, hyaluronic acid, and panthenol. This healing ointment is just petroleum jelly with extra skin care benefits. And that’s exactly what I wanted. Also, I was curious to see if the CeraVe Healing Ointment surpasses Aquaphor or plain ol’ petroleum jelly.

This product was formulated to temporarily protect, soothe, and hydrate the skin. It contains ceramides to help restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier. Hyaluronic acid to help retain skin’s natural moisture. Suitable for dry, cracked, and chafed skin. Fragrance-free and lanolin-free. It says it’s non-comedogenic (we’ll see!!), preservative-free, and dye-free.

Here’s my experience with CeraVe Healing Ointment! ☺

I started using CeraVe Healing Ointment not too long ago. About less than a week ago. I thought about using it on my face, but I decided not to. Just not yet. I’ll leave it for days when my skin ever gets irritated and red. I tried using Aquaphor and 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly during those times, and I felt like clawing my face off! With this healing ointment, I use it on sensitive areas like my eye area and neck. I have really dry skin around my eyes and my neck gets really itchy. I can’t just use anything on it. It gets irritated really fast. This healing ointment helps to seal in moisture while providing skin repairing ingredients and moisture to the skin. I’ve had no irritation from this product in those areas, and I really love it! It also helps to prevent my acne treatments from drying my eye area out or leaking down to my neck area and preventing rashes.

The healing ointment feels soft and smooth. It’s thinner compared to Aquaphor (if you have used that before) and a little bit lighter compared to pure petroleum jelly. Just a tad. Since CeraVe Healing Ointment contains other beneficial skin care ingredients besides petrolatum, it makes the product even better. I needed some extra moisture and healing properties in a petrolatum-based product. I tried using it all over my body, and it made the skin on my body feel silkier and softer. My skin felt super moisturized. But, I couldn’t continue to use it all over my body for a reason. My skin started to get itchy. It must be due to the stickiness of the product. So I think this healing ointment is really good at spot treating dry, taut, and irritated areas of the skin instead of using it as an all-over body moisturizer. It’s a nice product to have around just in case to treat skin flare-ups.

The product does come in a jar. Not sanitary at all. So I make sure to wash my hands before dipping my fingers into the jar. A spoon can be used too to scoop out the product. I’m not sure if I’m going to purchase the jar version again if I ever consider using it on my face. As you can see, I’ve been using the ointment from the seal, lol. I haven’t poked at the ointment in the jar yet, haha! Soon…

This is what the ointment looks like. It comes sealed.

CeraVe Healing Ointment

✅ Pros

❌ Cons

So far, I really like this ointment. I love that it’s not just a petrolatum skin care product. It contains other ingredients, such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid. It’s also fragrance-free and lanolin-free. I wonder if it’s the lanolin in Aquaphor that’s making me itchy. I’m not allergic to lanolin, by the way. Just a thought. Well, not that I know of. The only downside to the product (as of now) is that it comes in a jar. Perhaps I’ll just purchase the tube version when I finish the jar. I’m not sure how long that’s going to take because this tub of petrolatum comes in a decent size. Overall, I like it a lot more compared to Aquaphor and Pure Petroleum Jelly. It’s working!

If you’re interested in more reviews on CeraVe, click on this link!

So I picked up CeraVe Moisturizing Cream…

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CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

I picked up CeraVe Moisturizing Cream! I’ve always wanted to try this moisturizing cream out! It’s highly raved and talked about constantly. I finally bit the bullet and picked up a jar! So the purpose of this cream is to repair the moisture barrier. Prevents dryness and itching. It contains hyaluronic acid and ceramides to help combat those issues. It provides 24-hour hydration, is non-comedogenic, and fragrance-free. I love that CeraVe is a no-frills skin care line. It’s simple and pretty basic. That’s perfect! But did it work on my skin? Well, read more to find out! Here’s my experience with CeraVe Moisturizing Cream!

My first impression of this cream is that it’s much more moisturizing and richer compared to CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion for Normal to Dry Skin. It goes on the skin easily and absorbs into the skin nicely. It feels lightweight, non-greasy, and has no fragrance to it (yay!). It left my skin feeling moisturized and that moisture lasted throughout the day. Looking at the ingredients, it contains petrolatum to seal in the moisture. It also contains caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, and cetearth-20. It’s the same combination of pore-clogging ingredients in CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion. I didn’t use it on my facial skin for that reason. I’m going to stick to using this cream on my body instead. I’m not going to bother trying it on my face because I know what’s going to happen. And that is, breakouts! But I am trying it out as an eye cream, and it seems to work decently for that. I’ll keep everyone updated on my results. So far, it’s been good. It’s light and blends into the skin well. It also works well under my sunscreen and makeup (eye area).

This cream sounds all good and dandy so far, but there’s a few negatives that I wanted to point out. The finish of this cream feels a bit odd. It doesn’t feel like it completely absorbs into the skin. It sits on top of it. It leaves a slight noticeable residue behind. I’m glad I didn’t use it on my facial skin. That would’ve been terribly bad. Also, the product has the tendency to pill sometimes. I only use this cream sparingly and gently pat it into my skin.

It comes in a 16 oz. jar. There was no lid (inside the jar) or seal when I purchased it. I wish it had a seal, so I know it’s brand new and hasn’t been tampered with.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

✅ Pros

❌ Cons

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream wasn’t too bad. It was good. It just wasn’t amazing as everyone says it is. I mean, yeah, it contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid, but I don’t think that’s what’s keeping my skin feeling moisturized. It’s most likely the petrolatum. Products with this ingredient are great at sealing in moisture and keeping the skin feeling moisturized. Sometimes I add pure petroleum jelly or Aquaphor in my routine when my skin is feeling very dry and flaky. It works to get rid of the dryness and flakiness. With this cream, the pilling can get annoying, but if I use a little bit of product it seems to work out just fine. Since I’m not using the cream on my face, I don’t have to worry too much about the thin film it leaves behind. So far using this cream, it works for what it is. I don’t think it’s the most moisturizing skin care product out there, but I haven’t had any issues that are preventing me from continuing to use the product. It’s gentle, non-irritating, and leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturized. But will I purchase it again? I don’t know yet. I’ll have to wait until I finish the whole jar. Stay tuned for an updated review on CeraVe Moisturizing Cream!

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